Cyclists Pedal To Raise $2 Million For Type 1 Diabetes Research
500 cyclists are geared up to raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes research Saturday.
For the second year, the JDRF Ride To Cure Diabetes is in Saratoga Springs. More than 500 registered cyclists from 81 JDRF chapters nationwide are ready to ride. Spokesperson Denise Nicastro says with most of the fundraising already done, the focus is on the race itself, with 30 local riders representing the JDRF Northeastern New York chapter: "We've just about reached the $100,000 mark for our little team here locally and we have a lot of people that are riding that are living with and riding with Type 1 Diabetes."
It's not too late to hop on your bike: there are multiple route options ranging from 32 to 100 miles.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
WHERE: Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 12866
ROUTES: Cyclists will ride one of three routes – 25, 60 or 100 miles. All routes follow an “out and back” course north up the Hudson River -- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18015970
Riders can refill water bottles and stop for snacks at rest stops every 10 miles. Riders on the 100-mile route will pass through Corinth, Warrensburg and Pottersville where they will be greeted by JDRF staff and volunteers at aid stations and given food and drinks. Professional mechanics will attend to all bike issues that arise.
- 6:45 a.m.: National anthem and group photo
- 7 a.m.: Ride start (All routes)
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Riders begin to return! Finish line party and lunch takes place at the Saratoga Springs City Center parking lot
- 5 p.m.: Course closes
- 7-8:30 p.m.: Post-ride dinner celebration & awards (Saratoga City Center)